Friday, January 12, 2018

The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary--What a Terrifically Cool Book!

Hey, guys, did you see The Last Jedi? What a silly question--of course you've seen it! This is just about the perfect GUY movie!! Epic space battles! Super-speed vehicles! Outnumbered good guys taking on massive amounts of bad guys! And a handsome. cocky good guy insulting a powerful bad guys right to his face! (witness the early scene when Poe Dameron calls General Hux "General Hugs") Plus, to keep this from being just an empty action movie, there are characters who gain (and lose) wisdom through hard choices. So, yes, even if you're not a Star Wars fan, this movie is you, guys, and I'm sure you've already seen it. If you haven't, then don't read any further. Stop whatever you're doing and go.



OK, if you've got to do homework or celebrate your grandmother's birthday, then I'll make an exception. Otherwise---


The Last JediOK, while they're out watching the movie, let's talk about a terrific book based on that movie. It's The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary by Pablo HidlagoEvery time a new Star Wars movie comes out, DK Publishers puts out one of these Visual Dictionaries and every one of them is great. They have lots of cool photos of the people, spaceships, creatures, equipment, weapons, etc. from that movie along with captions that explain a lot about that person, spaceship, piece of equipment, etc. Plus this book has a section that fills in what has happened between the last movie and this one, a very cool map of the galaxy and the backstories of the characters. That means you get to learn a lot of great info like:

  • What did Luke Skywalker do between the fall of the Empire and his training of new Jedi?
  • What does General Hux literally have up his sleeve?
  • Why do those skimmers leave red trails on the surface of Crait?
  • Where did Captain Phasma get her armor?
  • How many layers of fur does a Wookie have?
  • And what exactly are those thingies in the breast pockets of First Order officers  that look like pens?

You'll find out this plus a whole lot more!! This is one terrific book and you'll have lots of fun with it. And the best part is that you DON'T have to start at the beginning and go straight through. You can jump around and look at whatever interests you and take as much time doing that as you like--though I bet you're going to want to read the entire book at some point. So run to your local library and get a copy--NOW!!

Give the Seal of Approval as One Terrific Book, the Iron Guy Does


Greg Pattridge said...

I hope they printed a lot of copies for this book as I know there will be a crowd of Jedi loving fans waiting to get their hands on it. Thanks for sharing.

cleemckenzie said...

Okay, so here's a perfect present for my sci-fi movie buffs. Thanks.

Michael G-G said...

It was a great movie.
Thanks for pointing me to this resource. It will be great to share with younger Star Wars fans.